Programme

Programme

9:30 – 9:45 Opening session

Welcome words: Ms Giulia Barbucci, EESC Vice-President

9:45 – 11:15 Setting the scene: European strategic autonomy - what, how, and why?

This panel will be an introduction to the thematic session by exploring what strategic autonomy should mean. How should different policy dimensions be efficiently interlinked? Can we fall into autarchy? Can there be an autonomy of the European financial sector? What this would imply? How a strategic autonomy can help improve European competitiveness?

Moderated by: Ms Judith Vorbach, EESC speaker at the 2022 ESPAS Conference

11:15 – 12:30  Health, labour and social dimensions of the strategic autonomy

How to ensure autonomy in the area of health? Which are the main social challenges and opportunities? How to ensure a just transition while building a strategic autonomy?                                       

Moderated by: Mr Lech Pilawski, President of the Labour Market Observatory

  • Mr Roberto Poli, Mastering Social Foresight, University of Trento, Italy
  • Ms Maria del Carmen Barrera Chamorro, rapporteur SOC/718 - Energy policy and the labour market: consequences for employment in regions undergoing energy transitions
  • Mr Maxime Cerutti, Director Social Affairs Department, BusinessEurope
  • Q&A

12:30 – 14:00  Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:15  Strategic autonomy and the environment

Which policies and strategies are needed to limit our dependencies in energy and raw materials? What does imply a strategic autonomy applied to food systems? How the green transition can help to modernise the EU industry?

Moderated by: Mr Arnaud Schwartz, President of the Sustainable Development Observatory

15:15 – 16:30 How can EU help eco-friendly innovation and protect fundamental citizens' rights?

Is it possible to achieve EU digital sovereignty? Can we maintain Strategic Digital autonomy in a global world driven by Artificial Intelligence? How to best address our dependency on raw and scarce materials?

Moderated by: Ms Louise Grabo, President of the Observatory of the Digital Transition and the Single Market

  • Mr Dorian Selz, CEO of Squirro
  • Ms Malorie Schaus, Research Fellow at the GRID Unit of CEPS and Coordinator of the Hidden Treasures Programme and the Task Force on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe
  • Mr Dumitru Fornea, rapporteur CCMI/177 - Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability
  • Q&A

16:30 – 17:15 Wrap up session

  • Ms Louise Grabo, President of the Observatory of the Digital Transition and the Single Market
  • Mr Arnaud Schwartz, President of the Sustainable Development Observatory, NAT Section Vice-President
  • Mr Lech Pilawski, President of the Labour Market Observatory

Languages: EN, FR, DE, ES, IT, PL, PT